KeyboardPacifist wrote:irishmike357 wrote:Glass Jaw wrote:You have a great sense of aggression. I like that you constantly attack. Don't lose that sense of aggression.
I think I was reading about Kimura and he said when he started he was smaller and weaker than his opponents and had poor defense, so he constantly attacked so they would have to be on the defense all the time and that helped him win a lot early on.
(Might not have been Kimura though)
Great job OP, stick with it; Judo is awesome.
I don't think it was Kimura, but it may have been his mentor...
10 Do's and Don'ts in Learning Judo
By Yoshitsugu Yamashita
The First 10th Degree Black Belt
2) First learn offensive. You will see that defense is included in offensive. You will make no progress learning defense first.
I think... if you have weak grips - you should definitely learn it. But.. I also see guys at the brown belt level really stall their progress by spending a ton of time trying to progress their "offense" with kumi kata .. rather than stick to fundamental combos, off-balance ... Neil Adams has ranted plenty of times on this subject.
I do agree with minimanukuk that you should practice breaking off the superior grip an opponent gets on you.
(this may sound contradictory to my first statment) ...You can get great off-balancing with superior grips. That's for sure. But there more fundamental methods such as the push-pull concepts and others...